Course Details

Course Overview

Students accepted on the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme will study a range of modules that encourage questioning alongside creative and critical thinking. Modules will draw from a range of disciplines throughout the programme in order to encourage an interdependent Fine Art practice. Practical workshops will include: Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking, Artists Books, Multimedia, 3D design, Sculpture, Digital media and VR.

How long is the course?

This course runs for three years.

What qualification will I achieve?

BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice.

What will I study?

Students will engage in a range of practical workshops to build responses to established modules. Experienced staff and practicing artists will hold regular critiques and tutorials with students from across year groups and programmes to develop interdependent and critical thinking. Presentations, critical writing and practical investigation will encourage you to explore the boundaries of media, technologies and materials.

Art History and critical thinking workshops will help develop responses to themes and ideas that emerge from your developing practice. This includes opportunities to attend extended cultural visits and excursions to exhibitions nationwide. You will be encouraged to engage with professional opportunities through submission of work to exhibitions, events and public facing opportunities to develop your professional confidence.

Where will I study?

You will study at our Church Street campus, Barnsley, S70 2AN.

What equipment will I need?

You will need a range of equipment to complement our inventories. We recommend a decent digital camera, drawing materials, swan scalpels and a good steel ruler. Day-to-day materials are available to buy in the department.

How will I be assessed?

Modules will be assessed through exhibitions, studio output, presentations and critical writing. Students will engage a program of critiques with peers and staff to encourage critical thinking and analysis.

What can I do next?

• Artist
• Technician
• Printmaker
• Animator
• Lecturer
• Painter
• Curator
• Designer
• Further Study

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

Disability and Dyslexia Service

Our Disability and Dyslexia Service can provide you with the support you need

Further information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Any changes to the information on this page can be found on the Updates to Information page

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